Controversial Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) chairman Sipho Tshabalala has been reappointed to his position despite allegations of maladministration still hanging over his head. Tshabalala’s appointment was signed off by Helen Makhuba, the member of the mayoral committee for transport, and Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba on June 12. The JRA’s annual general meeting took place last week, together with that of Metrobus and the Johannesburg Social Housing Company, after it was postponed in April. New boards were inducted for all three of the entities at the AGM. In 2017 the JRA faced upheaval a few months after Tshabalala took the reins when senior executives Sean Phillips and Mpho Kau resigned as MD and head of infrastructure development, respectively. Former company secretary Karen Mills was suspended after making a protected disclosure to the city’s investigative unit, led by Shadrack Sibiya, before settling with the JRA. Phillips alleged Tshabalala had "bluntly" asked him not to...

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